Fulbright New Zealand recently formalised a partnership with the New York-based American New Zealand Association (ANZA) to implement additional awards for US graduate students.
Doctoral candidate Jonathan Watkins will follow in the footsteps of his PhD supervisor and other University of Auckland graduates when he visits Iowa State University as a Fulbright grantee to research the use of self-centering precast concrete walls for the construction of earthquake-resilient buildings.
A physical education graduate with a passion for ngā taonga takaro (traditional Māori sports and recreation) has been awarded this year’s Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award, to examine the potential for improving indigenous health, wellbeing and development through sport.
Fulbright New Zealand last night honoured 84 grantees of Fulbright and associated NZ-US exchange awards for 2012, at its annual parliamentary awards ceremony in Wellington. The event was used to announce 26 recipients of various Fulbright New Zealand Graduate Awards to study or research in the United States of America in the 2012-2013 academic year.
An Auckland artist whose work seeks to illuminate links between consumerism and waste has been named as this year’s recipient of the Fulbright-Wallace Arts Trust Award, and will undertake a three month residency at Headlands Center for the Arts near San Francisco.